Old Vine Zinfandel
Grape Variety:Zinfandel 100%
Harvest Date: September 9, 2008
Alcohol Content: 16.9%
Total Acidity: .68g/100ml
Barrel Aging: 18 months in seasoned American and French oak.
Winemaker: Gregory Peterson
The Wolfenbarger Vineyard located in Santa Clara Valley, consisting of old vine Zinfandel dates back to the late 1800?s. These vines are some of the oldest in the state of California. The vineyard is dry farmed and head pruned producing low yields with intensely concentrated flavors.
This new release opens to a nose of blackberry, blueberry, plum and blueberry crisp. A definite woody bramble note and hints of black and white pepper and rosemary completes this complex aroma. Ripe Blackberry, crushed blueberry, plum and raisin bread pudding hit the front of the mouth leading to well defined ripe berries and tannins mid palate. What a foody wine this is. Great acid balance with the fruit but not hot as so many 16 plus alcohol Zins can be. The finish is rustic Zin, reminiscent of Primitivo all the way and begs savory meats as the meal to pair with but I love this all by itself. Time for another glass?.